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Director Operational Excellence, Abbott Point of Care (Ottawa)

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted August 7, 2022.

JOB DESCRIPTION: At Abbott, we’re committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health.

For more than 130 years, we’ve brought new products and technologies to the world in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life.

Today, 113,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve.

Abbott Point of Care is a worldwide leader in providing with-patient care solutions that are intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective for our customers.

By delivering lab-quality results in minutes, our i-STAT® System family of with-patient products and services fosters a collaborative, patient-centered environment while driving operational performance.

We are headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with more than 1,500 global employees and a presence in 84 countries.

Our 46,500 square meter manufacturing facility, Abbott Pointe, is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Status: Regular/Full Time Position Overview: Reporting to the DVP of Operations, you will deliver sustainable improvements to Manufacturing Operations and Engineering across the Division.

You will also drive our LEAN, OPEX, TPM and OEE strategies and initiatives to improve efficiency, eliminate waste and enhance overall productivity in support of the Division’s goals and objectives.

Responsibilities: Develop, lead and facilitate the development and deployment of Operations Manufacturing and Engineering continuous improvement initiatives in support of the Division’s goals and objectives.

Drive waste elimination, failure analysis, and root cause problem solving, focused on Manufacturing and Engineering excellence and sustainability.

Manage training and mentoring programs to promote the integration and use of continuous improvement methodologies and tools (eg.

Lean, value stream mapping, visual management, six-sigma, Kaizen, etc.) Support the development and implementation of initiatives to deliver sustainable improvement to value streams, manufacturing strategies, cross-functional processes and standardized, uniform policies and procedures.

Act as a change agent by communicating changes and improvements to employees and promoting a continuous improvement culture.

Drive the change management necessary to implement effective OPEX programs.

Collaborate across Operations, R&D, Quality Assurance, Health and Safety, Finance and Human Resources to promote awareness of OpEx processes, tools, methodologies, etc.

Other responsibilities as may be required.

Required Education and Experience: Undergraduate University Degree (4 year program) or equivalent experience (Engineering, Business or a related discipline).

10 plus years of progressive, related work experience in a Manufacturing Operations and/or Manufacturing Engineering leadership role.

Experience building organizational capability to drive root cause problem solving, efficiency, waste elimination, engineering excellence etc Experience implementing and leading LEAN, TPM, and OEE methodologies in a high technology automated manufacturing or similar environment.

Six Sigma Black Belt preferred.

MBA or Master’s degree preferred.

Project Management Profession (PMP) is an asset.

Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for an FDA regulated environment is a strong asset.

Abbott Canada is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without discrimination based on factors such as race, sex, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, disability, age, citizenship, family or marital status, political beliefs, sexual preference or other factors included in human rights legislation.

Our diversity goals for recruitment, hiring, and retention are embedded in our corporate goals, and our diversity initiatives are supported by the highest level of the organization.

We strongly believe that a diverse workforce fosters more creative and innovative thinking throughout the organization.

Creating an inclusive environment, where everyone is respected and valued, enables us to leverage our diversity as a business driver and strengthens our position as a global leader.

Abbott strives to promote and maintain an inclusive, high-performing culture that allows all employees to reach their full potential and contribute to Abbott’s success.

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JOB FAMILY: Manufacturing DIVISION: APOC Point of Care LOCATION: Canada > Ottawa : 185 Corkstown Road ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS: WORK SHIFT: Standard TRAVEL: Yes, 10 % of the Time MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE: Not Applicable SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES: Not Applicable